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I have one yellow light in my right eye, what might be the

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I have one yellow light in my right eye, what might be the cause of this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 1 year ago.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Is this light flashing or shimmering? How long has it been there? Any floaters or headache with it?
Customer:

Shimmering maybe a little, sometimes it is not there. I see it when the eye is closed but sometimes see the image of it when the eye is open. Just noticed a couple of days ago. I do have floaters but have had these for years. No headache

Doctor DanB : Have you had any surgery in this eye? How long have you has this? Any decreased vision?
Customer:

No surgery, just a couple of days, no change in vision

Doctor DanB : So it's there all the time?
Customer:

Most of the time but not always.

Doctor DanB : Any light-sensitivity, loud-noise sensitivity, nausea?
Customer:

Yes some light sensitivity, no loud noise problem, no nausea

Doctor DanB : Has the eye even red or painful?
Customer:

No pain, no redness

Doctor DanB : Do you have any prior eye problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, or other forms of vision loss?
Doctor DanB :

I'm sorry I have to step away from my desk for 5-10 minutes. I promise I'll be right back to continue our conversation.

Customer:

none of the above, but I am mildly nearsighted.

Doctor DanB :

Okay. I'm back. Sorry about that.

Doctor DanB :

Do you have any medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Customer:

Mildlly elevated blood sugar levels, no to the rest of them

Doctor DanB :

When you see this light, is it static, or does it flash, pulse, or move around in your visual field?

Customer:

when i close the eye but sometimes i see the image of it when the eye is open. does not move around my visual field, is static

Doctor DanB :

So then this is mostly there when you close the eye and really only there with the eye open just after you've opened the eye? Am I understanding you correctly?

Customer:

You are :)

Doctor DanB :

Assuming you're closing your eyes for awhile, say 15-20 minutes, is it there the whole time you're closing your eyes, or just for a minute or so?

Customer:

No it fades away.

Doctor DanB :

How long does it take to fade away, approximately (rough guess)?

Customer:

about a minute

Doctor DanB :

Sorry for all the questions; thanks for your patience with them. Unfortunately, getting to the bottom of something like this is a little more difficult because I can't actually examine you. I think just a couple more questions.

Doctor DanB :

Does this occur more so after you've looked at a bright light source, such as the sun, a computer screen, or a lit light bulb? Conversely, if the room is dark, does this occur less often?

Customer:

yes

Doctor DanB :

Okay. Thanks for your patience. Thankfully, I think what you're experiencing is relatively normal. To have this "after-glow" of light after looking at a light-source that fades away after a minute or so is common and usually not a sign of anything worrisome. However, if it's been some time (more than a year) since you've seen your ophthalmologist, this is a good excuse to go get a complete, dilated eye examination to make sure there are no cataracts, or problems with the retina, which can occasionally exacerbate this normal phenomenon. Does this make sense?

Customer:

I does. I had my last exam in June 2012 so if it does not get worse I will wait a couple of months then go to see him again.Thanks for your help, it has put my mind at rest

Doctor DanB :

My pleasure. Good luck to you.


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